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've got to give them a reason to vote for us. >> reporter: with less than 60 days, democrats are feeling it cresting and pulling out the big guns. former president clinton is on the trail and soon, michelle obama will be campaigning. incumbents likely to lose, concentrating instead on those who still have the chance to win. >> this is the time when you got to do the hard math, look at the numbers. either you're making cut or you're not. >> the good news is not for republicans. the latest poll shows a gap of 49% to 53%. six points. >> for much more on the issue on every american's mind, jobs, we're going to turn to the secretary of labor hilda solis. madam secretary good morning to you. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. good to be with. you. >> i wanted to start with the president, we know in wisconsin and speaking to the people there. i want to read the numbers from the top of the broadcast. 14.9 million americans unemployed, nearly 15 million. but when you take into account those who have simply given up or settled for part-time work, 26 million americans actually looking for work
many to safety as possible. >> there were a lot of us in the barn. we got to the point where we just needed to let them run out of their stalls. >> the flames were straight in the air. the barn was totally in flames. >> he was among the first on scene. he said his heart was aching as you realize the number of forces would not make it out. >> there was no chance for those. >> 27 horses would die as three barns burned to the ground. 26 got out with the help of people. as fire crews cleared the rubble, a tiny miracle emerged. a barn can scooped up by the fire crews. >> you'll probably go home with me. >> this fire was so hot and so bad that just a little while ago, the fire department had to come back here and put a little bit of a hot spot. they are going to list the cause of this fire as undetermined. they have many, many people that they need to interview. >>> the track has a long history in west virginia. it opened in 1933 before opening a gambling facility. we will have much more on the still developing story coming up tonight at 6:00. time and not victims are speaking out aft
is responsible. i'm scott duman. glad to have you with us. >> i'm natasha barrett. we begin with your traffic and weather in minutes. first, here's meteorologist adam caskey. good morning. >> good morning. what a weekend it's been. huh? >> fan fastic outside. comfortable, high temperatures. low humidity levels. high pressure overhead. high pressure will be centered over us then push off to the east. a comfortable 51 in winchester. if you're camping out west, that's what you wanted to wake up to. la plata, 58. nice-looking round of temperatures this morning. still not too humid outside. in the mid 80's. light south winds at 5-10 miles an hour. the average high is down to 82 degrees. tomorrow, no big changes. just a few degrees warmer. 88-89 for the afternoon high temperature. more on the forecast, the extended forecast, coming . >> students at the university of maryland are on high alert this morning after yet another act of violence near campus. >> a student was robbed and beaten on route one not far from the previous two robberies. more on these attacks and the search for the suspects. >> i
tell us while one man tried to punch a student, another took his wallet and emptied it. >> the suspects are 2ke689 trying to outnumber the amount of victims, so they have the advantage when they assault them. >> according to officers that's what happened august 29 right in front of a large apartment complex, five men attacked three students waiting for a bus at bureau win house road while two of the victims got away unharmed, the men robbed and beat the third student. just two days earlier a similar robbery ended with the arrest of a 15-year-old and this man, maxie. officers believe they and a number of others tried to pull two female students from a car in this hotel lot on rout one. >> that's not how you want your college experience to be at all. you want to feel safe. >> and campus public safety making students aware of these attacks. if you have any information, you're asked to call police. reporting live, courtney robinson. abc 7 news. >> now to a developing story in north d.c. where police are searching for a gunman who opened fired on a crowd of people. at the 300 block of 53rd s
after calls to burn the koran, tonight the protesters and the american general who says it puts us at risk. martha raddatz is overseas. >>> the governor now explains her claims of beheadings in the desert. >>> who was listening in on william and harry? >>> the beckhams and the american heart. >>> the nurse, her patient and what she never could have predicted when she walked into that room. >>> good evening. in a sign of just how high the stakes are when it comes to creating jobs and political survival, the commander in chief on this labor day became campaigner in chief. traveling to wisconsin to sell his new plan to create jobs, and there are two groups counting on him, the 15 million americans unemployed and democrats in congress. some of whom fear they'll be unemployed if the president doesn't help. republicans are pouncing on the president's newest proposals and our jon karl is at the white house. here we go. >> reporter: democrats in congress have been practically begging the president to get out and talk more about the economy. with the campaign now in full swing, that's exact
before crucial midterm elections. emily schmidt joins us live with the details. good morning, emily. >> scott, good morning to you. yes. here we are at the unofficial end of summer. same as the beginning of the falls season. that's why president obama is is planning to spend this next week focusing on the economy. he will make a proposal about infrastructure improvements. later in the week the talk moves to talk for tax plans for small businesses. republicans like john mccain say it's a clear sign the president is flailing about to try to find ideas to help solve the problem with the economy. midterm elections now less than two months away. control for congress may certainly be up for grabs. on wednesday, president obama is going to outline more ideas for the economy. in cleveland, ohio, that's the same place last month minority leader john boehner spoke and said that president obama should fire his entire economic team. reporting live in northwest, i'm emily schmidt. back to you. >> thank you emily. schools in northern virginia reopen tomorrow with more students than ever. but tigh
cooper sat down with the politico. >> thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> talking about the economy, middle east peace talks, but what are we really talking about? what is happening with sarah palin these days. >> she is of an iowa -- she is in iowa, in indication that she is looking at this politically instead of a way to make money. >> that is not what people are talking about. what they're talking about is the vanity fair argument -- article. >> that is true. >> she created even bigger press by responding. >> she said that somebody or something was impotent or lim p. pretty graphic. none of re-staff will speak. i do not think he will ever get a truly accurate picture. >> she keeps putting yourself out there. >> she is an important figure in the republican party. it is someone you could do well as a presidential candidate. >> this is interesting, this is the bane rollout. she is going to be on "dancing with the stars." that is pretty graphic it to call reporters impotent ns limp -- and limp. >> she singled out a single reporter. >> talking a little bit more, the republ
went wrong on april 20th and who's to blame for the worst spill in u.s. history and the deaths of 11 men. >> bringing this to a conclusion for the investigation to move forward for the families is a major, major thing for the memory of the 11 men. >> reporter: the busted blowout preventer, bop, is such a key piece of evidence that the fbi documented every step of its slow rise to the surface and the agents will remain with it even as it's hauled to an ultra-secure nasa installation. their forensics teams from a half dozen government agencies will scrutinize every inch of it. >> what they're going to be looking for is why this sort of last-ditch stopgap measure didn't work. >> reporter: five stories high, the bop was a series of valves and rams designed to slam shut in the event of a leak. the last line of defense. as we learned at the blowout prevention center at utah state university, this was not one failures. this was a critical part of the blowout preventer system. it should have worked first. there are seven other components 50 feet high. all of them failed. but there was
near a local track. chilling video of the fire that killed dozens of animals. thank you for joining us. this fast-moving fire broke out at the racetrack in virginia. we are live with the very latest and more of the video you can only see right here on abc7 news. >> the couple that live here in this woodbridge, returned from the race track where there were playing poker. there were gambling with their lives to save the horses. while capturing the fast-moving fire on their cell phone camera. >> how many horses are in there? >> they ran toward the hollywood casino. >> i felt my shoes were going to melt off of my feet. >> the fire quickly spread from one building to the next. they tried to pull as many horses from the stable. >> we were literally going from stall to stall. >> the billowing smoke inside and the fire quickly became too much. >> this group is on fire. you people need to move. the roof is on fire. och >> at least 25 horses were killed in the blaze that damaged three barnes. several of the horses raced at the track but the barns are not bound by the racetrack. is a a large race
. for the first time since the end of the american combat mission in the country, u.s. troops were drawn into battle. the attack happened at a military compound in baghdad. insurgents attacked, and they opened gunfire. 12 people were killed, and that was the second time in three weeks that building has been attacked. >>> and is shocked people across boston. three people are in custody, accused of killing a pizza delivery man. this happened on thursday. he was lured into an apartment, where he was ambushed by a teenager and two other men, and he was stabbed to death. >>> and it looks like craigslist has surrendered in a battle over the adult services section on its web site, which appears to have been shut down, but has it? if you log on to craigslist looking for adult services, this is what you will find. the infamous section now shut down. censored. >> protecting a teenager is. >> they have been doing all of these things they should not actually have been selling. >> craigslist has long claimed that the site was created only for legitimate businesses and reportedly generated over $30 mi
. >> the video we will show you is to render us. -- is horrendous. one of the owners of one of the horses that passed away and this fire is standing in the exact spot where the style was. it looks like she is holding back tears. >> there are forces in there. >> these images were captured in the first terrifying moments. >> they had been playing poker in the nearby rock hollywood casino. they shot the video as they rushed to help get as many horses to safety as possible. >> this growth is on fire. you people need to move. -- roof is on fire. >> i felt like my shoes were going to melt off my feet. >> they had only enough time to save 26 horses. 27 would die. firefighters say it was a nightmare, realizing that horses were dying as they fought and unwinnable battle. >> everything is totally combustible at andy's barnes. they are all wood frame spread a lot of hay and straw. >> even as the surviving horses were walk to a new barn this afternoon, people thought about the ones which died. >> i feel very bad about all this. i am a horse lover. it breaks my heart that they lost that many. >> there
and streamlined production. they used to make 13,000 different pieces. now they make just 6,000. >> the lady over there is actually filling in the last -- >> reporter: the store sold lego land to a company that actually knows how to run a theme park. popular lines, many of them aimed at girls, were discontinued. >> when we were struggling i was thinking, geez, i don't know where the lego is part of a future. >> reporter: he figured even in an age of tv and video games kids want to play with their hands. lego has moved away from the purer, simpler lego i remember from my youth. ♪ >> reporter: these days lego men carry guns. there's more fighting and it seems, more instructions. >> you can build the high-tech lego agent's car. >> reporter: while i felt that lego let my imagination run wild -- >> it's in your hands to help indiana jones solve the great mystery. >> reporter: now kids are told how to create an indiana jones fight scene. by doing that you are imposing some limits or directions on the child easily creative play. >> i don't think it limits their imagination, i think it shows them, here
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